Full Text of HB4810 102nd General Assembly
HB4810 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act. Removes
provisions that require an individual who performs routine inspection or
testing of any fire sprinkler system to possess proof of an: appropriate
level in level II NICET certification in Inspection and Testing of Water
Based Systems during a specific time; and appropriate level in level III
NICET certification in Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act is
amended by changing Section 17 as follows:
(225 ILCS 317/17)
Fire sprinkler inspector license; application;
minimum qualifications for routine inspection or testing.
(a) Any individual who performs routine inspection or
testing of any fire sprinkler system under this Act shall: (i)
be employed by a licensed fire sprinkler contractor; and (ii)
meet the minimum qualifications of this Section except where
the individual is exempted by subsection (c).
Beginning January 1, 2024, any individual who performs
routine inspection or testing of any fire sprinkler system
under this Act shall be individually licensed and possess on
his or her person a fire sprinkler inspector license including
a photo identification issued by the Office.
A person applying for an initial fire sprinkler inspector
license or renewing a fire sprinkler inspector license shall
demonstrate to the Office proof of minimum qualifications as
required by subsection (b) of this Section, except where the
individual is exempted by subsection (c).
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(b) Any individual who performs routine inspection or
testing of any fire sprinkler system under this Act shall
possess proof of:
(1) current certification by a nationally recognized
certification organization, such as NICET certification in
Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems, at an
appropriate level, or the equivalent;
on or after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
assembly through December 31, 2022,
an appropriate level
in NICET certification in Inspection and Testing of Water
Based Systems shall be level II;
on and after January 1,
2023, an appropriate level in NICET certification in
Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems shall be
(2) current ASSE 15010 certification in inspection,
testing, and maintenance for water-based fire protection
systems by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering;
(3) satisfactory completion of a certified sprinkler
fitter apprenticeship program approved by the U.S.
Department of Labor.
(c) The following are exemptions to the licensing
requirements of this Section:
(1) State employees who perform routine inspection or
testing on behalf of State institutions and who meet the
requirements of subsection (b) need not be licensed under
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this Section or employed by a fire sprinkler contractor
under this Act in order to perform routine inspection or
testing duties while engaged in the performance of their
(2) The requirements of this Section do not apply to
individuals performing inspection or testing of fire
sprinkler systems on behalf of a municipality, a county, a
fire department, a fire protection district, or the Office
while engaged in the performance of their official duties.
(3) The requirements of this Section do not apply to a
stationary engineer, operating engineer, or other
individual employed on a full-time basis by the facility
owner or owner's representative performing weekly and
monthly inspections and tests in accordance with
applicable standards adopted under the rules.
(d) Each fire sprinkler inspector shall be subject to the
requirements for license renewal and continuing education
under Section 35.
(Source: P.A. 102-612, eff. 8-27-21.)